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Students LIFTED towards the Holy Spirit at LIFTED Jnr

The energy was high as more than 400 students from 24 schools across the Diocese of Parramatta attended LIFTED Live Jr at Wests HQ, Rooty Hill on Thursday 19 May.

Readers are winners

Congratulations to our winners and all who entered the 2021/22 Executive Director's Summer Reading Challenge (EDSRC), it has been an incredible competition this year with a large number of entries.

Back to School after lockdowns

Catholic Learning Community of John XXIII Year 5 student Aria Shah called in to lend her thoughts on returning to school. Listen to the interview.

Local principals share NAPLAN tips

With NAPLAN returning this week for the first time since COVID-19, local schools are preparing to support students in the Nation-wide assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. For many schools, this is the first time that NAPLAN will be conducted online. Read more...

Matthew's Song for COVID-19 Pandemic Heroes

Year 5 Student at St John XXIII Primary Stanhope Gardens, Matthew Dino, writes and performs a song dedicated to our COVID-19 Pandemic Heroes. Read more...

Western Sydney Catholic primary schools still offering vacation care

At this time of crisis, the Diocese of Parramatta’s network of early-years education and care services provides a vital service for families who continue to require childcare, in particular any family involved in providing essential services. During the Term One school holidays, vacation care services will begin on Tuesday 14 April and operate at 11 locations. Learn more...

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Parramatta teachers put faith into action

During 2019, ten teachers from Catholic schools across Western Sydney were commissioned as Teacher Ambassadors and travelled to the Emera Region in Timor. The journey was an opportunity to immerse themselves in the life of the community while building relationships and learning about local challenges and culture. Read more...

Holy Cross Glenwood a shining example when it comes to PBS4L!

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) teachers were given the chance to see how the Positive Behaviour Support for Learning (PBS4L) framework is making a difference at Holy Cross Primary Glenwood. The school hosted up to 120 CEDP teachers and staff along with the Executive Director Greg Whitby and Director of Learning Sue Walsh, as they shared their PBS4L journey so far. Read more...

St John XXIII students launch Project Compassion 2019

800 students from St John XXIII Primary School and St Mark’s Catholic College, Stanhope Gardens launched Project Compassion 2019 on Wednesday 6 March on behalf of the 83 schools and 47 parishes in the Diocese of Parramatta. A vastly multicultural and multi-age community of learners took up the theme of Project Compassion 2019 – Give Lent 100% Hope. Reads more...

Chatterbox Live empowers Primary school students to speak up

Year 5 and 6 students recently questioned Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta Executive Director Greg Whitby about some of the big issues in education. Homework, bullying and school shoes were hot topics when Holy Family Primary, Emerton hosted the second ever Chatterbox Live. Read more...